The Pipefitter installs, assembles, fabricates, maintains and repairs mechanical piping systems. They also maintain the heating and cooling systems for industrial, and commercial piping.
The apprenticeship is composed of a five year training program with hands-on work experience and classroom based training. The program consists of 1800 hours per year of on-the-job training, which is supervised by a certified journeyman. Apprentices must attend three night classes per week, with a traditional summer break, to study science, theory and practical application of the trade.
Upon completion of the five year training period and night classes, apprentices will receive a journey level status and completion certificate.